Celebrating outstanding women leaders

Honorees pose for a picture during the 14th annual Outstanding Women Leaders ceremony on Thursday, April 20.

Celebrating outstanding women leaders
April 27
06:15 2017

Photo by Tevin Stinson



Elected officials and others in the community celebrated the accomplishments of more than a dozen women in the community who make Winston-Salem a better place for everyone. The city of Winston-Salem’s 14th annual Outstanding Women Leaders event was held Thursday, April 20, at Embassy Suites.

Since 2003, the annual Outstanding Women Leaders ceremony has recognized more than 50 women from all walks of life.

This year’s honorees are: Former N.C. Sen. Earline Parmon (posthumous); TaWanna Archia, project manager, University of North Carolina School of the Arts; Cheryl Harry, director of African American Programming, Old Salem Museums & Gardens; Rosalba Ledezma, associate vice chancellor – facilities, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU); Cheryl Lindsay, Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Hanesbrands, Inc.; Randon Pender, independent nurse case management; Dr. Johanna Porter-Kelley, associate professor of microbiology, WSSU; Lynn Rhoades, co-founder/executive director of Authoring Action; Evelyn Sanders, retired teacher and owner of S & J Specialty; Anna Marie Smith, chief human resources officer, Forsyth Technical Community College; Angela Sowell, deputy fire marshall, Winston-Salem Fire Department; and Lanie Pope, chief meteorologist, WXII News 12.

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